§ 67. Mr. Grimond
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the talks at Lisbon between the European Free Trade Association and the Common Market countries.
§ Mr. Erroll
The talks at Lisbon were between Ministers of the European Free Trade Association. The outcome of the talks was contained in a communiqué issued on 20th May. The Seven countries welcomed the readiness of the Six to negotiate, and referred to the possibility of a settlement which would provide for 71W a partnership of the two in a common system of European trade consistent with G.A.T.T.